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The Art of Time Travel
Author: Tom Griffiths

ISBN: 9781863958561
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 27 June 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.9
Description:
Writing good history is a high-wire act of balance and grace. Historians scour their own societies for vestiges of past worlds, for cracks and fissures in the pavement of the present, and for the shimmers and hauntings of history in everyday action.

In The Art of Time Travel, eminent historian and award-winning author Tom Griffiths explores the craft of discipline and imagination that is history. Through portraits of fifteen historians at work, including Inga Clendinnen, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Blainey and Henry Reynolds, he observes how a body of work is constructed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience.

Riveting, beautiful and elegantly written, this landmark book conjures fresh insights into the history of Australia and revitalises our sense of thehistorian's craft - what Tom Griffiths calls 'the art of time travel'.

About the Author

Tom Griffiths is the W K Hancock Professor of History at the Australian National University His books and essays have won prizes in literature, history, science, politics and journalism, including the ...

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